These Meringues Are A Treat To The Eye With An Irresistible TasteStarMintCookies

    It’s definitely time to be thinking about the variety of cookies you want to make for family, friends and neighbors.

    Christmas is just a few days away . . . oh my! Time to get to work!!!

    It is raining today . . . a good day to stay indoors and bake cookies. So, let’s get started with these beautiful Star Mint Meringues.

    Star Mint Meringue Cookies Recipe

    Ingredients for 24 cookies:

    • 3 egg whites
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup of sugar
    • Red paste food coloring

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 200° F.
    2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
    3. In a large mixing bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar, peppermint extract and salt with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form and the tips curl.
    4. Gradually add sugar — just a tablespoon at a time. Beat on high speed until you have stiff peaks and the tips stand straight.
    5. With a new small paintbrush, brush stripes of red food coloring on the inside of a decorating bag fitted with a 1/2 inch open star tip.
    6. Carefully spoon the egg white mixture into the decorating bag.
    7. Pipe 2 inch stars 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.
    8. Bake 1 and 1/3 hours or until the meringue appears dry and the cookies are firm when lightly touched.
    9. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool thoroughly.

    Now that wasn’t so bad. I hope you like this recipe and give it a try.